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The Australian National University

Ms Jilda Simpson

Position: PhD candidate in Anthropology


Research Interests: My research interests lie in the fields of Indigenous cultural objects, museum collections, exhibitions and experiences of Indigenous Australians in museum contexts. I am also interested in Indigenous treatments of media and new media technologies. My field areas are my homelands of Walgett, Lightning Ridge and Sydney.

Thesis title: Reassessing institutional collection practices with producer community perspectives

I am also proudly part of the singing group Freshwater along with my 2 sisters and great friend. As a group we are reclaiming our traditional Gamilaraay, Yuwaalaraay, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta languages of regional NSW/VIC. We have toured world wide as cultural ambassadors and take pride in celebrating contemporary cultural expression.


Gamilaraay and Yuwaalaraay lands

Freshwater performs in Tarime , Tanzania

Canoe Tree on Yuwaalaraay land

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